Patagonia is an outdoor clothing and gear company founded by climbing enthusiast and pioneer Yvon Chouinard.

The company started as a manufacturer of climbing software known by experts as a source for innovative, genre changing mountain climbing gear.

Patagonia evolved into clothing manufacturer because mountain climbers needed serious protection from the elements in order to ascend perilous hill and mountain tops. If anybody knows extreme weather conditions – mountain climbers do.

Wind, rain, snow and sun all bear down on the climber, making the choice of outerwear vital to a their success, and in some cases, to their survival.

After more than a decade from its inception, the Patagonia hoodie was born. From that point onward, Patagonia hoodies have been considered the premium outdoor apparel for athletes, climbers, hikers and anybody who enjoys the great outdoors.

About Patagonia Hoodies

Patagonia is one of the premiere manufacturers of high tech hoodies, jackets and wind breakers. Their apparel is known for its lightweight, water resistant durability that also provides exceptional warmth and insulation.

Their hoodies have a classic design that never fades and are made with 100% organic cotton or recycled materials. From the classic P-6 Logo Uprisal Hoody to the high-tech Nano Puff® hoody, their products can be worn in a variety of places and scenarios, from work to the hiking trail.

The Patagonia Nano Puff® hoody is an exceptional piece of apparel. Constructed to be impervious to the wind, resistant to water and exceedingly warm, the hoody is comprised of  100% post-consumer recycled polyester.  In addition, the garment is made using processes that emit less emissions and use less water.

Patagonia Sustainability

The company is a leader in sustainability and started using plastic water bottles to make recycled polyester in 1993. They were the first the outdoor clothing company to convert rubbish into clothing fabric. In 2021, 87% of their fabrics were created from recycled materials.

A large majority of their sustainable clothing are sewn in Fair Trade Certified™ factories, empowering workers all over the world to safe, regulated workplaces and be paid a living wage. This serves to benefit people all along the supply chain who help us build quality products.

Patagonia supports a wide array of social, environmental and animal welfare projects. They are also completely transparent about their entire supply chain and disclose a complete list of their factory locations around the world. Many large clothing manufacturers do not disclose this type of information, thus Patagonia is a notable leader in transparency.

Patagonia also offers customers a robust warranty policy. Items can be brought to the store it was purchased or to Patagonia for repair at any point. If the repair is a defect it will be done free of charge. If the product is damaged because of normal wear and tear, Patagonia will fix it at a nominal charge.

Furthering their commitment to sustainability, Patagonia also offers a trade-in for credit programs. You can bring your old Patagonia gear and exchange them for store credit that you can apply to new clothes and gear.

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